please ignore economy and how it affects anything for the duration of this post.
do you guys ever feel like 'fun' has made the internet less fun? think of an internet like this:
- a library, lots of stuff to read, but you have no way to talk (discussion is separated at the least)
- academic, serious and on-topic - mailing lists or groups; well moderated
- group assignment or a school project; collaboration
- documented: every service provides good manuals of their use; they also document how they actually work, things come with source code attached; transparency, you may even look around on servers
- common sense and self-moderation; some purpose required: you can't just use the "school tools" for anything
things that are NOT present or allowed:- for-profit activity, advertisement, buying-selling services or products.
maps, catalogs are okay thought (think of a commercial phone-book, but one where 'google headquarters' comes after 'goofy suits shop, town, country' and has the same font, etc)- entertainment or humor
no youtube or any of its bullsoykaf (useful things hosted by sites locally); no vidya games (goodbye flash); no porn; no pointless fun-posting anywhere; no gifs; no parodies and ironies; no memes.
go out, make friends, have fun with them, joke about things with them.- social stuff, politics
no public social media in any form. no facebook, no twitter, no such things as a public post. if you want everyone to hear you, message them one by one (and get derezzed for spam) or get on TV. if you want to be social, go out and find people, or a place where they assemble. if you want to talk politics, get out.
you can text-chat / voice call 1 on 1 or make groups chats/calls; something like e-mail for more professional/formal conversation.- personal/identity stuff
no blogs, no neocities page, no awesome gif profile picture, no personal anime watch list signature. are you worthy of a wiki article? now you have one. are you not? fuck off, go do something with your life so you earn that wiki article, or be a cool kid in your hometown. if you have to look away from reality and customize your 'life' online, you see what actually needs fixing.- bloatpetition
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